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Re: bash hangs on WinNT Service Pack 5

Thanks for the reply. I have downloaded the most recent snapshot fo
cygwin1.dll and running my tests.

I had downloaded the Cygwin few days ago. It should not be that old then.
I refered to the . The only QA
seems relevent to the problem:

How do anti-virus programs like Cygwin?
One person reported that McAfee VirusScan for NT (and others?) is
incompatible with Cygwin. This is because it tries to scan the newly loaded
shared memory in the cygwin.dll, which can cause fork()s to fail, wreaking
havoc on many of the tools.

I was able to reproduce the problem without McAfee VirusScan.

I also saw the error message mentioned by Lance.

[main] c:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\bash.exe 1000 (0)
lock_pinfo_for_update: rc 258, error 6


----- Original Message -----
From: Earnie Boyd <>
To: <>; <>; <>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2000 6:16 AM
Subject: Re: bash hangs on WinNT Service Pack 5

> --- wrote:
> > In a message dated 1/20/2000 9:07:01 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> >
> > writes:
> >
> > > bash: fork : No more processes
> > Surely this is in the FAQ's by now.  If you have a version of cygwin
> > than a year old, that would produce this effect.
> >
> In other words, go to and
> download a snapshot.  NOTE: Read the caveats for the snapshots.
> =====
> Earnie Boyd <>
> Cygwin Newbies, please visit
> <>
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